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On Feb 11 Cristobal Gonzalez wrote: A good option if you want to have a global view
In this book by Wesley Hales written on 2012, expect to find a good description about why there are so many web applications with Javascript and different approaches on how to do it. Full Review  >

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On Oct 2 Michael Larsen wrote: A Wide survey of HTML5e and JS Frameworks
A book for front end developers and testers that want a broad overview of the emerging bits that can help them make sense of what's all out there. Full Review  >

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On Dec 2 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: This book rocks!
Having met with Wesley Hales personally at the recent SAPInsider conference, I was pretty impressed with the quality of his presentation. Naturally I picked up this book as I wanted to learn more and I must say - This book rocks! Today web app development is a convoluted place to be. Wesley Hales demystifies the landscape by explaining what has changed from the traditional client/server model. That is, the browser is the platform!!! The browser has traditionally been a thin interface between the user and the server and that has changed in recent years due to enormous strides in the JavaScript capabilities supported today. Full Review  >

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On Dec 1 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Building web apps with HTML5 & JavaScript
Author did a good a job to show the latest concepts/solutions in HTML5 & JavaScript. Big part of this book covers The Mobile Web (e.g. fetching, caching, network type detection, device orientation and others). Across the book there are many practical code examples... Full Review  >

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On Nov 25 Rob Friesel wrote: for front-end devs ready to start looking at sophisticated APIs and modern architectures
I was drawn to Wesley Hales' "HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps" (O'Reilly, 2012) because it seemed right up my alley -- a book about all the latest client-side technologies for building enterprise grade "HTML5-based" web apps. Hales takes us on a whirlwind tour of these new technologies and tactics, taking a "Mobile First" approach and working "up" from there. Overall, though the style and tone is fairly colloquial, the content is pretty technical, and I would not recommend it to anyone that is not already a competent front-end developer. That being said, if you *are* that competent front-end developer, then you will find a lot of excellent material here that will introduce and orient you to these new technologies. Full Review  >

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